Culion - Palawan Destinations


It is a 4th class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines.

According to the 2006 census, it has a population of 18,000 people in 3,082 households.

Culion was once a leprosy segregation camp.


The vast tract of land once owned by the Sandoval in Culion was donated to be utilized as a leprosarium. The Sandovals are the owner of the SKR, a ranch which Busuanga airport is located. It was an isolated island then but in the early 1900's Asuncion Shipping Company (now San Nicholas Shipping) started a missionary trip going to Culion from Coron to serve the community. Even today Asuncion XI, a wooden boat, still unwaveringly serve the municipality of Culion. There were quite a number of wooden boats plying in this route such as the Asuncion IV, Catalyn A (which is still actively serving the economy of Culion and Coron). Other than these, there were Viva wooden boats owned by Viva Shipping based in Batangas City. Unfortunately, Viva shipping ceased its operations in this route.



Attractions at Culion

Culion Museum
Leprosy Museum